Nicolaes Maes exhibition

Mauritshuis, The Hague
17 October, 2019 – 19 January, 2020

Nicolaes Maes (1634 – 1693), “The Old Lacemaker” (1655), Oil on Panel, 39x36cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague.

The Mauritshuis will present an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils. It is the first big international exhibition showcasing this artist, with more than 30 paintings and highlighting all aspects of Maes’ varied oeuvre. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, which clearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he painted intimate domestic scenes, which usually focussed on women engaged in household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developed an elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clients in Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’s varied oeuvre. (From the museum’s website)

Nicolaes Maes (1634 – 1693), “Portrait of Catharina Dierquens (1664-1715)”, (c. 1682), Oil on Canvas, 57x46cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague.